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Rules intended to make game safer
Lit up. Blasted. Smoked. Ear holed. All these words and phrases are used to describe those hits on the football field that lead to “oohs” and gasps from the crowd. Expect to see fewer of those this season and when they do occur, fans and coaches had best brace themselves for personal foul penal...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal FULL STORY
Burlingame retooled and ready to go
Burlingame, last season, was about as good of a fourth-place girls’ volleyball team as you’re going to find. Despite finishing with a 7-6 record in Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division play, the Lady Panthers took division champion Woodside to five sets in each of the teams’ two matchups. B...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Peavy wins 2nd straight as Giants down Cubs
CHICAGO — Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before. Hunter Pence and Andrew Susac homered, and Travis Ishikawa dr...
By Matt Carlson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Raiders dodge bullet: Injury to running back Marcel Reece not as bad as initially feared
ALAMEDA — Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece escaped a scare when an injury to his right foot was not as significant as initially feared and he expects to be at full strength when the season opens next month. Reece was a full participant at practice on Wednesday, two days after undergoing an M...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Francisco’s protest upheld
CHICAGO — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. MLB executive Joe Torre ruled on Tuesday night’s game at Wrigley Field that...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
A’s stumble, must regroup with Angels coming
OAKLAND — This is a week when the Oakland Athletics could really use some momentum. The first-place Los Angeles Angels are coming to the Coliseum for a key weekend series in the heart of the stretch run. Instead, the A’s are still searching for answers to their funk and settled for a split with...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sharks F Torres undergoes surgery on right knee
SAN JOSE — San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee. General manager Doug Wilson announced the news Wednesday, about one month before the start of training camp. Torr...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
WR Stevie Johnson adds depth to 49ers
SANTA CLARA — Wide receiver Stevie Johnson hopes the 49ers have to give up a third-round draft pick next year. It would mean he’d be a consistent contributor to the Niners passing game this season. Johnson, a San Francisco native, knows there is plenty of opportunity ahead for any number of r...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Seattle appears to be class of loaded NFC West
SEATTLE — Forget about the NFC Worst. Last year proved the NFC West is the deepest division in the NFL. Whether it was San Francisco and Seattle, the league’s best rivalry, meeting in the NFC championship game, or the Seahawks posting the most lopsided Super Bowl victory in two decades by rout...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Broncos appear to be best of AFC West
As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested. Big time. The AFC West sported three playoff teams last season, with late-charging San Diego and resurgent Kansas City joining Super Bowl-bound Denver in the postseason. The path to the playoffs in 2014 has a few more pothol...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job
BEREA, Ohio — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job. Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel, college football’s dynamic quarterback with the cult-lik...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Little League coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart. Players on David Belisle’s team from Cumb...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Teenager struck by lightning breathing on his own
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Officials in southern New Mexico say a 13-year-old middle school student who was critically injured by lighting during football practice is breathing on his own. Las Cruces Public Schools spokeswoman Jo Galvan says Hunter Keffer’s mother reported on his condition Tuesday nig...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Jim Kelly’s follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer
Jim Kelly shows no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Dr. Peter Costantino says in a release issued by New York City’s Lenox Hill Hospital that the treatments have “completely eliminated” any ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
7 charged with trespassing at Ray Allen’s home
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Seven teenagers accused of walking through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen have been charged with trespassing. Police say the teens were attending a party next door when they entered the Coral Gables home last week. Allen’s wife and childr...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Moore named WNBA MVP
Minnesota’s Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Moore will receive the award Thursday night in Minnesota before the Lynx face San Antonio in the first game of the Western Conference semifinals. The p...
By Doug Feinberg The Associated Press FULL STORY
Las Vegas spoils Mo’ne’s night, beats Philly 8-1
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo’ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night. That puts Las Vegas in Saturday’s U.S....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Seven-year sentence for boxer turned bank robber
OAKLAND — A federal judge sentenced a former world champion boxer convicted of several bank robberies to seven years in prison, handing down a lighter sentence in part because of the defendant’s boxing-related injuries, his difficult childhood and a mistake by a Georgia court in 2001 that resul...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
PAT experiment: Eight missed extra points
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL’s experiment with longer kicks on extra points. Regardless, it appears there’s a future for them. Eight kicks from the longer distance — usually 33 yards — were missed during the first two weeks of the preseason....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL
NEW YORK — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They’re valued at $3.2 billion; only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015
LONDON — Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club’s appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters. The Spanish giants will now ask sport’s highest court to overturn the punishment, which resulted from the signin...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Were the SF Giants right to win "tarp-gate," the controversial appeal of a rained out game with the Chicago Cubs?

Yes, the ground crew fumbled covering the infield
No, the Chicago victory should stand
Not sure but the game should have been called much earlier
Don't care. Just tired of the hoopla surrounding the initial call


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